Possible Strike At Safeway and Giant?

by Prince Of Petworth March 30, 2008 at 11:01 pm 37 Comments

A reader writes:  “I just wanted to give you and the PoP readers a heads up on something that could really affect everyone’s quality of life. From what I’ve been hearing, it’s possible that workers at the Safeway and Giant could go on strike next week.  The supermarkets seem to be demanding major concessions, especially on wages, that the union doesn’t want to give in to.  Which seems pretty understandable–the workers at these stores should be making decent wages.  I think it’s important to support the workers and not cross the picket line, but it’s also going to be hard to get groceries easily (I live right next to the Safeway).  What do you think?”

I was brought up to follow two rules very strictly.  First, never name names and second, never cross picket lines.  So thanks to the new Target (doesn’t it have a grocery section?), it’s really not that inconvenient to not cross the picket lines either.  So I don’t know enough about this possible strike but I generally give the benefit of the doubt to the strikers.  But that’s just me.  So what do you guys think?  Would you cross a picket line?


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